Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show

Genesee Theatre

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Emmy-winner seen on The Carol Burnett Show, and her alter-ego, Mama, spend a night weaving no-nonsense witticisms

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show

A floral-patterned dress, a string of pearls, a purple cardigan draped over her shoulders, and a look of broken patience on her face—these are the hallmarks of Mama. After her Emmy-winning tenure on The Carol Burnett Show, Vicki Lawrence went on to create her own TV program, Mama’s Family, starring her uproarious alter ego, Thelma “Mama” Harper. The much-beloved character—known for her no-nonsense witticisms, endearingly surly demeanor, and mop of curly gray hair—takes turns sharing the stage with her creator during the two-woman show. Lawrence kick-starts the evening by mixing observational standup with musical talents evidenced in her hit “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts in ‘73. After Lawrence’s act, Mama unleashes her amusing convictions in what Lawrence reveals on Union County Performing Arts Center’s website as “new material with a more modern and cutting edge.”

Genesee Theatre

Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.

Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.

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